By Michelle Liu And Meg Kinnard

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, according to a person who was briefed on the investigation. This person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized […]

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – A virtual tribute is planned for today to mark the third anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Sixteen people died and 13 were injured when a semi-trailer ran a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus near Tisdale, Sask., on April […]


CALGARY – An unexpected steal and a force put Canada’s Brendan Bottcher in the situation he wanted against Switzerland on Sunday at the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship. Tied with hammer in the extra end, an untimely miss proved costly in his first loss of the […]

By Donna Spencer

CALGARY – Auston Matthews and John Tavares rode to the rescue scoring third-period goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 4-2 win Sunday over the host Calgary Flames. Matthews and Tavares each had a goal and an assist, and Morgan Rielly and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for Toronto (25-10-3). […]


A Canadian man moved nearly 200 spots up the world golf rankings, while a Canadian woman took a step toward earning an LPGA Tour card on a big weekend for the sport in the country. Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., is up to 282nd in the rankings after starting last […]

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers say in their 2020 annual report that restrictions introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in a $7-million loss. The Blue Bombers said the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and related restrictions had a “devastating impact” on sports across Canada, including […]

By Dave Campbell

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings have added more seasoning to their secondary, agreeing to contract terms with cornerback Mackensie Alexander and safety Xavier Woods. The Vikings on Monday announced the deals, which were pending completion of a physical exam. Alexander made a quick return to Minnesota, which drafted him in […]

By Tim Reynolds

Kyle Lowry was a few minutes into a postgame Zoom session where most questions were centred around Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, then asked for his microphone to be paused for a moment. Drake – yes, Drake – was FaceTiming his phone. “I’m here to translate,” the hip-hop star and Toronto […]

By Jack Elliott
Rainy River correspondent

The Rainy River Walleye Tournament scheduled for Sept 16 thru 18, 2021 is still a go, although the format is still undetermined. At a meeting of the RRWT Committee last week various options for this year’s event were discussed. It was decided it was still a go but no firm […]

By Doug Ferguson

The Rocket Mortgage Classic made its debut on the PGA Tour in 2019 and won the inaugural “Fair Way Award” for diversity and inclusion by leaning on minority-owned vendors at Detroit Golf Club and having a volunteer base that reflected the community. Turns out that was just the start. The […]

By Cliff Brunt

First team Cunningham scored 24 for team INDIANAPOLIS – Ethan Thompson scored 26 points and No. 12 seed Oregon State neutralized Oklahoma State and star freshman Cade Cunningham, rolling to an 80-70 upset in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. Canadian Maurice Calloo, of Windsor, Ont., […]

WINNIPEG – Nikolaj Ehlers knows he had a lot of help in securing an overtime win for the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday. Just under a minute into overtime, Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck made a giant save on Montreal Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry. Winnipeg came away with the puck and Ehlers […]